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Anderson High School Choosing New Mascot After Retiring Controversial Name

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Anderson High School is looking for a new logo and mascot after the Forest Hills School Board voted out a controversial race-based name for Native Americans in July. Students, staff, alumni and community members have a chance to vote on several new mascots, including the Anderson Phoenix, Lions and Dragons.

The former logo has been controversial for decades. The Forest Hills School Board considered changing it in 1999, 2003 and 2018. Each time, the board decided against the change, though the mascot was removed in 2003. In July of this year, the board voted to retire the logo.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the school's process for selecting a new mascot and what it means for the students is Anderson High School Principal Rob Fellows.

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